Images

The Images section features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Dessie Prescott, Jennie Lawrence, Nellie Robertson, and Katie La Croix with Sarah Mather, c.1881

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-012b and CS-CH-067.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mitty [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Mitty wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank Twiss, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Twiss wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Joshua Given, c.1881

Studio portrait of Joshua Given wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

John D. Miles [version 2], c.1881

Studio of John D. Miles wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Arapaho and Shoshone children, c.1881

The printed description on the reverse side reads: 87.  2 Shoshonee and 13 Northern Arapahoe children as they arrived.

This image features a group of Northern Arapaho and Shoshone children who arrived at Carlisle on March 11, 1881.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Owen Yellow Hair [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Owen Yellow Hair wearing a uniform.

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption contains the date 1894. However, that is not possible if this person is Owen Yellow Hair.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

John D. Miles [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of John D. Miles wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T.
4. Nancy Renville, Sisseston Sioux, D. T.     Daughter of Chief Gabriel Renville.
5. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
6. Justine La Framboise, Sisseton Sioux, D. T.
7. Grace Cook, Sioux, D. T.
8. Anna Raven, Arapahoe, I. T.     Daughter of Chief Little Raven
9. Walter Matches, Cheyenne, I. T.
10. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
11. John Renville, Sisseton Sioux, D. T. Son of Chief Gabriel Renville.
12. Mille Brown, Creek, I. T.
13. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
14. Bernard, Sioux, D. T.
15. Mary Ealy, Pueblo, N. M.
16. Samuel Baker, Sioux D. T.
17. Daniel Tucker, Arapahoe, I. T.
18. Henry Roman-Nose, Cheyenne, I. T.
19. Mary Perry, Pueblo, N. M.
20. Laura Toneadlemah, Kiowa, I. T.   Daugher of Chief Red Buffalo
21. Jennie Hammaker, Pueblo, N. M.
22. Joseph, Cheyenne, I. T.
23. Pollock, Sioux. Son of Chief Spotted Tail.
24. Albert Tulsey, Seminole, I. T. Son of Rev. Mr. Tulsey, Indian missionary to the Creek nation.
25. Horace Coarse Voice, D. T.
26. John Shields, N. M. Adopted son of Gov. Therdocio Durem.
27. Sheldon Jackson, Pueblo, N. M.
28. Harriet Mary, Nez Perce, I. T.
29. Hugh, Sioux, D. T. Grandson of Chief Spotted Tail.
30. Minnie Atkins, Creek, I. T.
31. Minnie Yellow Bear, Arapahoe. Daughter of Chief Yellow Bear.
32. Kesseta. Lipan, taken prisoner by U.S. troops in Mexico
33. Frank Cushing, Pueblo, N. M.
34. David Blueteeth, Sioux, D. T.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Lamotte Primaux [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lamotte Primaux [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lamotte Primaux wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank Everett, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Everett in non-native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lydia Harrington [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lydia Harrington probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ellis Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Hyde and Grace Cook, 1881

Studio portrait of Mary R. Hyde, a teacher, and Grace Cook (Sioux nation). Grace is in non-native clothing. The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to July 1881, presumably because of an inscription on the original. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Julia Given and Joshua Given, c.1882

Studio portrait of Julia Given and her brother, Joshua Given. Both are probably wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tom Torlino, 1882 and 1885

This caption reads: TOM TORLINO – NAVAJO. AS HE ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1882. AS HE APPEARED THREE YEARS LATER.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Frank Engler, c.1882

Studio portrait of Frank Engler wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lizzie Glode, c.1882

Studio portrait of Lizzie Glode probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five young female Osage students, c.1882

Studio portrait of five young female students, all wearing school uniforms with white pinafores. They are Alice Long Pole, Julie Pryor, Metopa, Josephine Pryor, and Myrtie Tallchief.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Baptiste and Louis Bayhylle, c.1882 [version 1]

Studio portarit of Baptiste Bayhylle and his son, Louis Bayhylle. Baptiste is wearing non-native clothes and Louis is wearing a school uniform. There apperas to be an illegible caption written along the top of the image. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Michael Burns, c.1882

Studio portrait of Michael Burns wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Leila Jones and Maud Chief Killer [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Leila Jones and Maud Chief Killer, both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Peter Charko, c.1882

Studio portrait of Peter Charko.

The caption reads: Peter Cherco

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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